Guinness World Records confirmed that the Canadian StarCraft II esports player Sasha ‘Scarlett’ Hostyn has won the maximum amount of earnings ever made by a female esports professionals. The earnings totaled to $144,414 as on October.
Scarlett beats the previous record-holder — Katherine “Mystik” Gunn — by more than $20,000. Team Liquid took the greetings to Twitter to wish the 22-year-old record-holder. Among StarCraft II players, Scarlett’s all-time earnings rank her at #32, according to Aligulac. The StarCraft II-focused stats site also notes a winnings total of $149,564, slightly higher than the figure Guinness reported in October.
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For comparison, the top-earning male StarCraft II pro of all time is South Korea’s Jang “MC” Min Chul, with $495,029. The 25-year-old player started competing professionally in 2010 — compared to 2012 for Scarlett — and has more matches played overall.
Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn is a Canadian StarCraft II player who plays Zerg. She started to play StarCraft II in April 2011. She made her first steps in the competitive scene by participating in an online female-only league – the NESL Iron Lady – and winning the tournaments twice in a row in Autumn 2011.
In March 2012, Scarlett won the Playhem “Sponsor Me!” The tournament, an online event reserved for amateur players without a team or a sponsor. Winning that tournament awarded her an all-expenses paid trip to IPL 4 in Las Vegas, where she had a breakthrough performance in the open qualifiers.
Scarlett attended the 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series Canada, making her way through the winner’s bracket and defeating the likes of HuK, Ostojiy, Drewbie and DdoRo to reach the Grand Finals. She eventually overwhelmed Ostojiy once again in this last series, becoming Canada’s national champion with a 12-1 record and securing a seed in the 2012 WCS North American Championship.
At the 2012 WCS North American Championship, Scarlett once again tore through the winner’s bracket, going through Theognis, Mystik, HuK, Insur, and defeating ViBE twice to win the tournament with another 12-1 record.